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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,286 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Clancy Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Ryan Series Release Date: December 2010 ISBN: 9780307934680
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Newly elected, Jack Ryan has found that being President is not easy: domestic pitfalls await him at every turn; there's a revolution in Liberia; the Asian economy is going down the tubes; and now, in Moscow, someone may have tried to assassinate the chairman of the SVR - the former KGB - with a rocket-propelled grenade. Were the potential assassins political enemies, the Russian Mafia, or disaffected former KGB? Or is something far more dangerous at work here? While Ryan dispatches his most trusted eyes and ears, including black ops specialist John Clark, to find out the truth of the matter, forces in China are moving ahead with a plan of truly audacious proportions. If they succeed, the world will never look the same again. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[The Bear and the Dragon] bristles like a battlefield with intriguingly intricate military hardware. When you’ve got a Tom Clancy novel in hand, who needs action movies?”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Each thread carries a handbook’s worth of intoxicating, expertly researched—seemingly inside—information, about advanced weapons of war and espionage, about how various governments work, complemented always with ponderings about the tensions between individual honor and the demands of state. Add to that the excitement for Clancy fans of this being the first novel to feature not just Jack Ryan but also, in significant subordinate roles, Jack Clark and Ding Chavez…and you’ve got a juggernaut that’s going to hit #1 its first week out and stay there for a good while.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Those who like heart-stopping action in their thrillers will not be disappointed…Entertaining and eminently topical…Clancy still reigns. The publication of The Bear and the Dragon reminds his fans that he is not likely to be dethroned any time soon.”

    Washington Post

  • “Exhilarating…You’d have to be numb not to be impressed by the scale of [Clancy’s] ambition, his feel for the way information now flashes instantaneously across the globe, his mastery of technological developments. No other novelist is giving so full a picture of modern conflict, equally adeptly depicting those at the top and bottom of military and intelligence systems.”

    London Sunday Times

  • “Builds to an excitingly cinematic climax as Ryan toils to bring the world back from the brink of nuclear war.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Once Clancy pulls the trigger…nobody can touch his gift for describing combat.”

    People

  • “The most intricately plotted and in some ways the most satisfying of his military-techno thrillers since The Hunt For Red October…There’s enough new technology to satisfy the most demanding Clancy fan…A juicy novel within a novel, full of heavy artillery, intrepid aviators and shrewd generals.”

    Orlando Sentinel

  • “Clancy has a knack for stories that appear to come out of the daily headlines. The Bear and the Dragon confirms his title as a master of techno-thrillers.”

    Montreal Gazette

  • “Interesting characters...too-real plotting.”

    Florida Times-Union

  • “Clancy manages to thrill…The guts, the fun of these books, the high-tech devices, the ingenious schemes and the inside look at military tactics. Clancy delivers here.”

    Denver Post

  • “Clancy is a master of detail—especially those having to do with military action and weapons…And he builds strongly moral, attractive characters, ones we would like to emulate.”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “The Bear and the Dragon works…Hypnotic appeal.”

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram

  • “Megasuspense…thrilling.”

    Indianapolis Star

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Walter Herrick | 2/14/2014

    " the Bear and the Dragon is probably my least favorite Clancy book. But keep in mind that it's like saying my least favorite pizza. Any pizza, and any Clancy book is goooooooood. It would have been a lot better without the sex scenes though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Burhans | 2/5/2014

    " Another military action page turner. Clancy again displays his strong knwoledge of the technology and tactics of real war, and the way people react to it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katy | 1/17/2014

    " I thought I should read a Clancy novel. I did. Not into all of the descriptions of military arms, and it took too long to unfold an obvious plot. Just not my type of novel or novelist. I'm sure anyone who likes the military jargon loves these books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 1/14/2014

    " This was definitely the worst of the Jack Ryan series that I have read so far, but still a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 12/5/2013

    " When the US intervenes on behalf of Russia in a war against China, you kind of realize that you left behind reality a good while ago. The Bear and the Dragon is that moment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denislav Kandev | 11/26/2013

    " Amazing book. Tom Clancy is the best military autor. He is the bard of the Pentagon. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nathalia | 11/20/2013

    " Like Mr. Clancy's other book, this book is thick and heavy. Sadly, i almost loosing my "appetite" on reading this book because it's not easy to read with too many names, mostly chinese and rusian names, and the font is too small for me :-)need more spirit to finish this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Markhmclean | 11/19/2013

    " Not his best work. A bit too preachy on his conservative political philosphy beliefs. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Luke | 10/6/2013

    " insipid? A military games powerpoint fleshed out. barely fleshed out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 5/26/2013

    " Another good Clancy. Further back in time than the one we read or listened to yesterday, but a good international read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alan | 4/20/2013

    " I was disappointed with the unrealistic aspects of Chinese society, especially the police and the college students. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike (the Paladin) | 2/26/2013

    " Good book, good story, but I think maybe could have used a little more control from the editor. I enjoyed the extra dialoge and plot exposition (Clancy's openions and thoughts) but the story got a little wordy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gina | 1/27/2013

    " Too long!!! Didn't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon Michaud | 10/4/2012

    " Very tough to get through the first 500 pages...then it takes off and turns into quite an exceptional novel "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 6/11/2012

    " I like the story line but Clancy gets bogged down with his descriptions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 5/19/2012

    " I really enjoy the Jack Ryan series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Blumberg | 11/2/2011

    " Suspenseful and as busy as ever. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katy | 3/18/2011

    " I thought I should read a Clancy novel. I did. Not into all of the descriptions of military arms, and it took too long to unfold an obvious plot. Just not my type of novel or novelist. I'm sure anyone who likes the military jargon loves these books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 2/28/2011

    " Not my favorite Clancy. Got a bit tedious. Too much war strategy, not enough character development. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 James | 2/21/2011

    " I tried reading this book twice but it is so bad I put it down every time. By far the worst of Clancy's books that I have read... well, attempted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 2/11/2011

    " I like the story line but Clancy gets bogged down with his descriptions. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 J | 11/11/2010

    " Not that well developed or executed. I got bored halfway and read the last chapter. The stuff between was just technical babble and war maneuvers but the writing was on the wall from the beginning. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dan | 10/26/2010

    " I waited for the entire novel for it to go somewhere. By the time they had the climactic showdown, I was past bored. I just hated not to finish it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alfons | 10/23/2010

    " The book gives some interesting political insights, but is rather one-sided for my taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Walter | 9/27/2010

    " the Bear and the Dragon is probably my least favorite Clancy book. But keep in mind that it's like saying my least favorite pizza. Any pizza, and any Clancy book is goooooooood. It would have been a lot better without the sex scenes though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nana | 6/10/2010

    " China attempts to invade Russia! US helps repel the attack. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elaine | 5/11/2010

    " Mostly I skimmed this one. Way too much research dump, far too little of people. "

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